Allegedly Drunk Woman Who Called 911 Gets What She Asked For

Troy police gave a Sterling Heights woman a ride, but not to her preferred destination.

Alana Sims, 24, of Sterling Heights is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on several charges. (Police booking photo)
Alana Sims, 24, of Sterling Heights is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on several charges. (Police booking photo)

Ask and you shall receive.

But be careful what you’re asking for, a lesson a 24-year-old Sterling Heights woman learned early Friday when she called 911 to ask some friends at the Troy Police Department for a ride home from Joe Kool's Bar and Grille in Troy, WDIV, Channel 4, reports.

In the call, logged in about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sims admitted she had too much to drink and needed a ride. The cab services were all busy, she said

A woman who called 911 to get a ride home from a Troy restaurant and bar after admitting she’d had too much to drink was arrested on several charges early Friday morning.

Alana Sims, 24, of Sterling Heights made the emergency call about 12:30 a.m., telling police that cab services were all busy and she thought some friends at the police station might be able to give her a ride home,

Listen to the call >>>.

They gave Sims a ride, but to the jail after charging her with resisting, obstructing and interfering with an officer charge, the television station said.

Sims, who remains in the Oakland County Jail after failing to post 10 percent of a $1,500 bond, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
RON Ostrodamus April 08, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Scott. You walk into any hospital anywhere you see the United Nations. Walk into many police stations in small to medium towns and municipalities and what do you see in racially polarized Michigan. If the police in that town or city consists of 99% one race you are going to see a problem in how they deal with those who are not like them. All humans are minimally a little racist and I include myself in that assessment. Anyone who claims otherwise is a liar. How many black officers in Troy taking response calls? Just curious.
Marcus Burger April 08, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Racially polarized?! You have a lot of nerve playing the race card again for this incident. My uncle, a white guy, thought he had a little to much to drink one day while leaving the old Wagon Wheel in Troy, so instead of driving he slept in his car for a while. Upon being awakened by Troy's finest, he explained not wanting to drive in his condition. That sounds pretty reasonable, not wanting to hurt someone? They immediately hauled him off to the lockup for some goofy charge. So quit with the sorry excuse of race Ron every time you don't like the outcome of a black behaving badly, or at least wait until it's justified.
K. Scott April 10, 2014 at 08:32 AM
Ron, I guess you have no idea about Troy. Last count has residents from more than 100 countries . I suspect this little run in will keep her on the straight and narrow for a while until her frontal lobe develops.
A Concerned Citizen April 10, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Troy PD did the right thing. She admitting to have been drinking too much, and didn't think she should be driving. She (apparently) had tried to get a cab, and failing that, figured she could call a friend at the Troy PD (you know, using the emergency 9-1-1 instead of calling any of her TPD friends directly with her cell phone). When Troy PD called her back, she clearly thought she was waiting for the 9-1-1 cab to come pick her up. She was abusing the system and the Troy PD kept her off the streets. How should Troy PD have reacted? Should they have taken her home? That's not their job. and it's certainly not the purpose of the 9-1-1 system. If something were to happen while Troy PD was delivering her home, it could have delayed their response to a real emergency. Finally, there's nothing about race in the story, so let's keep it out of the comments!


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